Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


2202124  Introduction to Translation

Puckpan Tipayamontri
Office: BRK (Boromrajakumari Building) room 1106.1
Office Hours: M 13 and by appointment
Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 9

BRK 511

M 810, W 910


! Section 9 test marksClick here for marks of all five tests. Your Test 5 is in my box at the end of the hall past my office.
! Practice translation for section 9I have put the following texts on reserve at the Arts Library in Maha Vajiravudh Building. Ask the staff for the reserved materials for acharn Puckpan's translation class and they should give you the first two books and four plastic folders containing the last four selections. Please choose a short passage (I don't expect more than 20 lines) you like from any work on this list, translate it, and e-mail it to me by Monday, February 25 as practice and review for this week and for finals. Have fun!
  • จักร พันธุ์  โปษยกฤต, คิด ถึงครู (2551)
  • วี ระ ศักดิ์ จันทร์ส่งแสง, จิตร ภูมิศักดิ์: คนยังคงยืนเด่นโดยท้าทาย (2549)
  • มนต์ รักแม่กลอง ปีที่ 2 ฉบับที่ 6 (เมษายน 2552)
  • ร้อย ดาว, "จิณวัฒน์ แก่นเมือง," พลอย แกมเพชร (2555)
  • ชัช วลี, "เสียงเรียกจากยอดสูง," พลอย แกมเพชร (2555)
  • ปริ ยา, "ผู้ช่วยศาสตราจารย์รัศมี กฤษณมิษ," พลอย แกมเพชร (2555)
! Final ExamThe final exam takes place on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 8:30-11:30 a.m. in BRK rooms 401, 403, 404, 504 and 604. Please check the official listing where you are assigned. There are five parts to the exam, each worth 20 points, corresponding to the five tests:
  • Part 1: news (English-Thai)
  • Part 2: news (Thai-English)
  • Part 3: informative text (English-Thai)
  • Part 4: informative text (Thai-English)
  • Part 5: expressive text (English-Thai)
Practice: news, informative text, expressive text (excerpts and links to more useful texts to practice with)

Course Outline

Class Time: M 810, W 910

Required Texts: Coursebook


Syllabus (Excel file)

Detailed Schedule


Requirements and Expectations

  • Attendance and Participation: Discussion about translation will be a big part of this class and students are encouraged to express their opinions, share observations and ask questions. Complete your translation exercises before class and come prepared to discuss your work and problems and issues you've encountered.

  • There will be five tests and a final

    • Test 1: news (English-Thai)

    • Test 2: news (Thai-English)

    • Test 3: informative text (English-Thai)

    • Test 4: informative text (Thai-English)

    • Test 5: fiction (English-Thai)

    • Final: 5 parts

Translation Resources

Essential References


พจนานุกรม ฉบับราชบัณฑิตยสถาน พ.ศ. 2542. กรุงเทพฯ: นานมีบุ๊คส์, 2546. 

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2003. Print.

Compact Oxford English Dictionary for University and College Students. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006. Print.

Roget's International Thesaurus. 7th ed. Ed. Barbara Ann Kipfer.  New York: Harper, 2010. Print.




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